Florence drug take-back event scheduled for Friday

April 26, 2019 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Florence Police officers will conduct a drug take-back operation Saturday at two locations in Florence -- West Florence High School and First Baptist Church.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. officers will be on hand at both locations to accept pills and patches but not needles and liquids, according to a release from the agency.

“This is the ninth year of the of this effort to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs to prevent accidental poisoning, misuse and abuse of these drugs,” Lt. Mike Brandt wrote in a release on the event. “During the previous event in October, 50 South Carolina law enforcement agencies hosted 70 collection sites and collected over 7,526 pounds of medications.”

West Florence High School is located at 221 Beltline Drive and First Baptist Church at 300 South Irby Street.